Dave's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-06-02

It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.

Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!

"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."

Skill Comment We focused on Grade
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Dave began his day practicing his ‘drop’ skill. Dave still needed a slight hand signal to drop, but once he was in it he showed pretty good duration in the classroom. Once another dog came in though, Dave got very excitable and struggled to remain in a drop if he did not have frequent rewards. Keep practicing his drop skill at home with low level distractions to help build his foundation and duration some more. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Next up, the trainer took a few minutes to reinforce Dave’s ‘crate training’ as he was quite naughty going into it after his first session. He proved he knew this skill and went in and out beautifully. For the remainder of the session he worked on his ‘place training’, focusing on building his duration with both human and dog distractions. At first he broke a couple times, but as the session went on he was able to withstand minimal trainer movement and ignored the dog across the room. He understands his non-reward marker “ah ah” really well so it was easy for the trainer to reposition him on the place bed. Keep testing him at home and we can slowly build his distraction levels! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: To finish up, Dave worked on his ‘loose lead’ walking outside on the concrete. He was excitable and jumpy at first, but after a couple minutes he settled himself down nicely and performed very nice walking with good engagement. Keep up the great work with his loose lead at home, he can still get a little distracted so use higher value rewards if needed! Focus: Distraction B

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A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.

X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.

 

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